Stargazing at Mormon Station State Historic Park on Saturday, July 21

GENOA,Nev.– Free stargazing party at Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa on Saturday, July 21.  Members of the Astronomical Society of Nevada will provide high-powered professional telescopes.  The program will begin with a presentation followed by a question and answer session starting at 7:30 p.m. Telescope viewing will begin around 8:30 p.m. and last until 10:30 p.m. 

Bring the family to discover Saturn, a double-double star, a Super Nova, the summer triangle, several galaxies, and more.  This is a perfect opportunity for an evening picnic.  Bring a blanket and a lawn chair.  Please leave pets at home. 

WHEN: Saturday, July 21, 2012 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

 WHERE: Meet behind the park office just offKinsey Way andFoothill Road. Mormon Station State Historic Park, in Genoa, is a 20 minute drive from Carson City, via U.S Highway 395, and 20 minutes from South Lake Tahoe, via state Route 207 and Foothill Road. Genoa is approximately a one hour drive south ofReno via U.S. Highway 395.

 WHO: This event is open to the public. Please leave pets at home. 

 COST:  No charge.

 CONTACT: For more information, please contact the park at 775-782-2590